On other, more glamorous Real Housewives shows, the ladies often jet off to Bali or Banff or the Bahamas for a super-glam on-camera vacation. For Real Housewives of Dallas, the Bravo network has seen fit only to schlep the gals down to Lake Travis for two nights. On a bus.
Away the women roll to a sprawling lake house built by cast member Brandi Redmond’s husband Bryan and pal Stephanie Hollman’s husband Travis. It’s a big, bland pile of bricks with a pool and a lake view, which the cameras don’t ever bother to feature.
The centerpiece of episode nine of this 10-part series (the finale is next week, followed by a “reunion” special) is a catered birthday dinner for three of the wives. Rambunctious party scenes are a staple of Housewives shows. Remember Teresa Giudice flipping the table and yelling “prostitution whore!” at the multifamily meal on RHONJ? Or Camille Grammer’s psychic pal spilling nasty predictions over that boozy dinner with the RH’s of Beverly Hills?